Crazy Asian guy dancing in public to break racial stereotypes
Are Asians shy? Is this a stereotype that needs to be broken? Can "Crazy Asian Guy Dancing in Public" (aka Sexy Dragon), who most certainly isn't timid, help break stereotypes by shakin' it to Soljah Boy all over Toronto?
In the below video (already at close to 10,000 views), Sexy Dragon strips down to his socks and undies and busts a move in various, very public places (such as Fairview Mall, Eaton Centre, TTC, Pacific Mall, ROM, U of T, and Younge & Dundas) -- much to the blushing reactions/glares/cheers/jeers of passersby and to the chagrin of security officers who sometimes feel compelled to rain on the parade.
"Some people simply have a blanket view of some cultures," explains Sexy Dragon, the brave dancer in the video. He came to Canada from China 12 years ago, and aims to challenge the way people think.
When asked about the reactions he's received, Sexy Dragon explains that "people in this city walk around without smiling." Wanting to change that, he aims to "entertain people with physical comedy in everyday life situations."
And how do security staff respond when he gallivants around and breaks into shirtless and pantless dance? "We're doing this on private property in some locations. Some don't care, and other do," he tells me. At Pacific Mall, for example (known for its tight security), he and his crew have been caught, identified, and banned for five years.
In the next video in the series, he plans to tackle another cross-cultural stereotype by dressing up as a banana ("yellow on the outside and white on the inside") and hitting the streets. Stay tuned for it to appear on the Sexy Dragon website.